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Sea Gem - OC145


Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Sea Gem Croyde Holiday Cottages Open Plan

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Newly built in 2012/2013, lovely light and spacious 1 bedroom accommodation with bedroom to the first floor to make the most of the beautiful views across the village to the Sea and Down End. Open plan contemporary kitchen/living room with french doors opening to paved terrace with outside table and chairs for entertaining. Sofa bed in sitting room. Contemporary shower room with large shower. Wood flooring throughout with tasteful furnishings and Jamie Oliver cutlery and crockery.

Kitchen area with oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and breakfast bar area with 4 stools.

Sitting area with sofa bed plus another 2 seater settee, Flat screen TV with freeview and dvd player and french doors out to South Westerly facing terrace. Wifi.

Bedroom with king size bed, TV with freeview and DVD player, large walk in wardrobe with plenty of hanging and shelving space. Velux window enjoying lovely views.

Parking for 1 vehicle (possibility of 2 spaces if required - please ask at time of booking)

Outside dining table with 4 chairs and BBQ (no charcoal supplied)

Highchair and cot available on request (additional charge for cot). One well behaved dog welcome.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

The South West has arguably some of the most dramatic and enchanting scenery in England. North Devon is proud to boast its rugged coastlines, clean sandy beaches, wide estuaries and a particularly intense clear estuary light, green countryside, wooded valleys and open moorlands. Walk the coastal path, cycle ride the Tarka Trail or across the moor, fish in the many rivers or open seas, horse-ride along the beach or across Exmoor, surf, sail, wind-surf, kite-surf or just build your castle in the sand!

So if you're are looking to get away from it all and relax or to be active and explore, there is always something to suit all of the family in North Devon.

Wander around traditional fishing villages or along sandy beaches. Explore unspoilt landscapes and a wealth of attractions. Unwind at a spa or get active and try one of the water-sports in Devon. Many attractions have special offers and free events and there are so many natural playgrounds including Exmoor, Dartmoor, and, on your doorstep, the coast.

A short walk away from the beautiful sandy beach and National Trust headland of Baggy Point, a couple of minutes by car from Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Woolacombe beaches. The North Devon surfer's Mecca of Croyde with its family friendly golden shore replete with cafe, shop and showers, offers both surfing and riding schools. The area has spectacular scenery to rival any found within the UK and boasts coastal and inland walks to satisfy walkers of all levels of ability. Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for with several excellent courses within "driving range", notably the famous Saunton Sands Club. Other attractions include boat/fishing hire and ferries to Lundy from Ilfracombe, several adventure/theme parks nearby, Watermouth Castle, Arlington Court and a little further The Big Sheep at Abbotsham and The Milky Way at Clovelly.


For spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches whatever the season, there's no better place in England than North Devon coast and in particular Croyde. The beaches are recognised as possibly some of the finest and cleanest in Europe - with two miles of soft golden sand, plenty of rock pools and amazing surf.

Croyde is not only the renowned surf capital of the West Country but is also a beautiful quaint village of unique charm and character with its thatched cottages, rolling hills and the pretty stream that winds its way through to the idyllic sandy beach. The area surrounding Croyde is the perfect place for the outdoor adventurer with Baggy Point close by offering spectacular walks around the cliffs as well as specialised rock climbing. The Goldcoast Festival is held each year on the headland overlooking the beach with large stage and major music entertainment including Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Jason Moraz, Newton Faulkner and many more and includes countless sporting competitions. There is tuition available for surfing and numerous other watersports.

Croyde beach lies between the headlands of Baggy Point to the north and Saunton Down to the south. This is one of the most popular beaches in the South West for surfers, and there is also windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. To the north Putsborough Beach can be found with its three miles of golden sands extending to Woolacombe.

The beach has a café/restaurant, toilets with facilities for disabled visitors, and disabled access to the beach. There is deckchair hire, surfboard hire, first-aid, lifeguards, and a lost child centre. The beach has a dog restricted area, pay car parking, and there are nearby shops and a wildlife reserve.

Golf can be enjoyed at Saunton where there are 2 championship courses with further courses at Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and Barnstaple.

The nearby village of Georgeham is home to the renowned Rock Inn where gourmet meals can be enjoyed in its informal and relaxing atmosphere. Stroll through the narrow lanes admiring the many period cottages, thatched roofs and cottage gardens (including the former home of Henry Williamson, author of Tarka The Otter!) down to the traditional shop - the hub of the village!

A few miles inland is the bustling village of Braunton, where you will find many shops, cafes and the famous Squires fish and chip shop. Cycle hire facilities are also available to explore the Tarka Trail along the estuary, into Barnstaple and as far as Instow, Bideford and beyond.

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4 Nov 2014


"The best place I have ever stayed in Croyde"

Gorgeous interior, top quality kitchen crockery and cutlery, beautiful sea views from the bedroom, luxurious shower room and the warmest of welcomes with fresh scones and tea alongside beautiful fresh… More

30 May 2014


"Lovely property, great location"

This property was immaculately presented with lovely furnishings and lots of little added touches. The kingsize bed was very comfy, the kitchen had everything you could possibly need and a TV in the b… More

We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful holiday at Sea Gem, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do hope that we will welcome you back to Ocean Cottages in the future.

28 Feb 2014


"Beautiful accommodation...exceptionally well placed"

we stayed here in February, amidst all of the storms, the cold, the rain and wind, but what a very warm welcome we had. This place is beautiful, very very comfortable, we had an array of treats left f… More

We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay at Sea Gem. We offer great rates on all of our properties off peak and super last minute deals, just visit the website. Thanks, The Ocean Cottages Team

23 Feb 2014


"Perfect accommodation in a perfect location"

A real home from home experience with the 5 star touches. Perfect for couples, single travelers or a group of 4. We had the most amazing week here with our 5 year old grandson. Walking distance to th… More

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Sea Gem. We offer great rates during off peak periods on all of our properties and some super last minute deals, just visit our website. We hope to welcome you back soon. Thank you, The Ocean Cottages Team

20 Nov 2013


"An Amazing Apartment"

I booked Sea Gem at the last minute for a few days away with my youngest son who was off work and fancied catching some of the Autumn Swell. What a find it was. Sue, the owner, has recently built the… More

Thank you for your lovely review and we have to say that Sea Gem has ranked very highly with all of our guests during 2013 which has been its first season. Sue the owner there is always delighted to welcome people to stay and the position of the property in relation to the beach and the village has proved very popular. So delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Croyde in the future - as you discovered Croyde is beautiful whatever the time of year!

22 Sep 2013


"a cut above other self-catering places"

Sea Gem is a real gem. It's been equipped to a very high standard - way above the usual self-catering places. Little touches are there - loo rolls, soap, towels, linen, hair dryer etc. Lovely … More

Thank you for your lovely review. Sea Gem has proved very popular with our guests in this first season and we are sure that it will continue next year too. The owner Sue goes out of her way to make everyone feel very welcome - its the little things that count isnt it! Ocean Cottages look forward to hearing from you again and welcoming you back.

2 Sep 2013


"Amazing little place"

The property was quaint and romantic, we arrived to a a full spread of scones, clotted cream, jam and fresh strawberry's. We enjoyed this to a bottle of champagne with a few strawberry's thr… More

So delighted that Sea Gem has provided you with everything that you required - and more! It is just as it says a little 'gem' in Croyde and has proved extremely popular. Short breaks out of season are encouraged and Ocean Cottages hopes that it can welcome you back to enjoy the deserted beaches, breathtaking coastal walks and fireside lunches! Thank you for the lovely review and the owner has addressed the issue of privacy to the rear courtyard so next time you come this should be all in place!

12 Aug 2013


"Amazing apartment!"

We loved every minute of our stay at Seagem. Sue made us feel very welcome. The apartment has been thoughtfully designed, with lots of extras that we hadn't expected. The welcome pack was a nice … More

Hi there

This apartment is proving to be a favourite to lots of people and we are glad that you were no exception to this rule. The location is ideal isnt it to access the beach and the amenities and we are very pleased that you enjoyed the 'little extras' that Sue provides. She is a very good hostess!

Look forward to welcoming you back with us again in the future.

The Ocean Cottages Team

7 Aug 2013


"A delightful place to stay"

The cottage is a modern well equipped place to stay in a beautiful part of Devon. It is perfect for couples and is within walking distance of both the beach and the village of Croyde. Croyde has a goo… More

Hi There,

Thank you for your lovely review! It is a fantastic property within walking distance to both the beach and village. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind Regards

The Ocean Cottages Team

22 Jul 2013


"Sea Gem - a great place to stay."

Sea Gem is a great placeto stay. It is located within walking distance of the beach and village centre. The apartment is beautifully presented and extremely well appointed. Sue has done a great job. S… More

Hi There

So delighted that you had such a wonderful time at Sea Gem. It really is a gem! Sue is always delighted to welcome her guests and make them feel at home.

We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Kind Regards

The Ocean Cottages Team

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Calendar last updated:22 Nov 2014

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